The definition of obstinate is extremely stubborn and determined to have your own way.(adjective)
An example of obstinate is a person who drives during a severe hurricane despite major warnings not to do so.
See obstinate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L obstinatus, pp. of obstinare, to resolve on < obstare, to stand against, oppose < ob- (see ob-) + stare, to stand
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Origin: Middle English obstinat
Origin: , from Latin obstinātus
Origin: , past participle of obstināre, to persist; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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